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In Sept dad had bladder cancer operation he also has a heart valve that is inoperatable. Up until this happened he worked a full time job and is very alet. He is becoming frail and is having trouble getting out of his recliner because of the radiation his back is sore and weak. He lives alone but I am there everyday to help him with things but I also have to work. He is not financially set for life and his medical bills are high. We can not afford home heath care or a retirement place. I could move in with him but my marrige would end. I need help with how to find ways to keep him in his home. How do I get help with home equiptment. I need to make him comfortable. thank you diane

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As Jeanne recommended, social services or elder services - which ever it is called in your area should be able to assist in many ways. If he qualifies for need based assistance - he could qualify for a home health aid to come in and clean and do certain chores; maybe a nurse to check him from time to time. There is also meals on wheels delivered by volunteers right to their door.

Hope you find some guidance; I'm sure you will. Take care
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Call his county Social Services department and ask for a needs assessment. Arrange to be there for this interview. They will ask questions to determine need and also ask about his finances and then suggest ways to meet the needs. I suspect the the in-home program of Medicaid will be suggested.

For my personal situation I found that Social Services was a great starting point.

Good luck to you, zen7531!
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